Issue # 8 Feature Story: Isabelle De Vries

Beauty Notes

Prep: M.A.C Cosmetics softening lotion, Embryolisse, M.A.C Cosmetics strobe cream
Skin: Temptu SB airbrush foundation, Temptu SB highlighter, Temptu SB medium contour, Face Atelier, ColourPop flexitarian super shock highlighter, NARS orgasam
Brows: BrowCode ash brow pomade
Lashes: Barbara Mordini Individual lashes in 8mm, 10mm and 12mm
Lips: M.A.C Cosmetics lip conditioner
IMAGE 1 (left side)
Skin: Crown Brush Pro Blush Palette
Eyes: ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Luckfully, Coconut and Sugar.
Lips: Harlotte cosmetics Skinny Dip
Skin: Crown Brush Pro Blush Palette
Eyes: ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Lace and Dare. M.A.C Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil in Minted Morphe Eyeshadow B.A.M.
Lips: Harlotte cosmetics Skinny Dip
Skin: Crown Brush Pro Blush Palette
Eyes: Danessa Myricks ColorFix Clear Glaze and Phoenix creme color,liner is M.A.C Cosmetics Fluidline in Waveline
Lips: M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama
IMAGE 4 (right side)
Skin: M.A.C Cosmetics blush in peaches
Eyes: Morphe Eyeshadow Pallettes 35b 35c, M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Minted, Egyptian Magic.
Lips: Danessa Myricks ColorFix Clear Glaze
Skin: Crown Brush Pro Blush Pallette
Eyes: M.A.C Cosmetics smudged EyePencil in Teddy, MakeupGeek poolside
Lips: M.A.C Cosmetics clear lipglass, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane
IMAGE 6 and 7
EYES: ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Moonwalk, Morphe 35B, M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels so Grand, M.A.C Cosmetics eye pencil in Ultimate Marine and Minted
Lips: Harlotte Cosmetics lipstick in skinny dip and brides night.
Eyes:Danessa Myricks ColorFix Clear Glaze, M.A.C Cosmetics paint pot in painterly, M.A.C Cosmetics eye pencil in Minted

Issue # 8 Feature Story: Isabelle De Vries

Beauty Notes


How did you start your career in Makeup Artistry?
I have played with makeup for as long as I can remember right from when I was just a child. I studied art throughout high school but it wasn’t till I graduated I began to combine my love for art and makeup. I remember when I first saw a collection by Alex Box it was like nothing I’d ever seen before and I just fell in love and felt so inspired to create something unique of my own. From there I began trying to translate my love of resin and fluid art onto my models.

What is your favourite editorial so far?
I would definitely have to say it was the series I created for the Face2Face Editorial 2016 Awards. I had the idea of creating a finish to the skin that looked like clear resin. It was a huge challenge and there were many failures before I got it right! I love this editorial because it really challenged me as an artist to think outside the box and experiment with new mediums. I received a lot of good feedback but I also received a lot of criticism; some people just out right hated it, but it made me happy that my art had evoked emotion in others and made them question what beauty is.

You won the Face2Face Editorial 2017 Award, what prompted you to enter?
This is actually the third year I have entered. It’s such a great opportunity to have your work seen by such an elite panel of judges and to challenge yourself as an artist, you know you’re going to be up against some of the best in the country which I think really drives you to push your creative limits. I love the challenge, and I’ll admit I’m a tad competitive.

What thoughts went through your mind when you saw all the other entries?
I’ll be honest I was completely overwhelmed! There were so many entries and all at such an elite level, I didn’t think I had a chance. Everyone’s interpretation of this year’s theme was so different!

Can you share what it has meant to you personally and career-wise winning the Face2Face Editorial 2017 Award?
I have worked really hard over the past few years putting everything into my career as an artist. Since winning Face2Face Editorial 2017, I have already been offered some amazing job opportunities. To have my work recognised by people I highly respect in our industry and are the innovators of beauty in Australia feels like a huge reward for the work I’ve put in.

What would you advise creatives entering Face2Face?
I would say really think about what the theme is; don’t just create a “pretty image”. Don’t worry about trying to create an image based on what you “think” the judges want, create something that represents you as an artist and is your unique style!
Can you explain the concept behind the Laud editorial and where your inspiration came from?
This editorial collection is really special to me; I lost someone very close to me. During the time that they were sick and after their passing, I spent a lot of time, collecting sea urchins and coral washed up on the beach. My collections 10 years later are still on display around my home as a reminder. When I look at the colours in my collections they remind me of the time we had together and make me feel happy. The concept of this Editorial is based on the beautiful colours found in my collection and the vivid colours those sea urchins would have been when they too were alive.

What is your favourite product and why?
Would definitely have to be the Danessa Myricks Color Fix Clear Glaze! As we all know I love gloss but this is by far the best eye gloss I have used. It is so versatile and it holds its shape, doesn’t drip, it’s not sticky and it doesn’t cause the makeup underneath to crease!

If you could only have five creative products in your bag, what would they be?
Gloss obviously because I’m obsessed, Mark Traynor Face Tape, Maqpro Fard Creme Palettes, Mehron barrier spray and Temptu S/B Pink Pearl

Do you believe that assisting other artists is a way to move your career forward?
Definitely, The moment you think you know everything your career is over because you can no longer grow. I love assisting other artists, there is always something new to learn. I love learning new techniques and styles and also [to] just understand another artists perspective can help you grow and develop as an artist. It’s also a great opportunity to work with new people in the industry and to gain experience.

Do you do a lot of test work (Time for Print) and if so what benefits do you see in doing this?
I try to do as much as possible, if I have any free time I’ll try organise something! I love shooting; it’s a great way to add a diverse range of images to your portfolio too. I have been booked for some great jobs from doing test shoots because either the photographer or stylist have loved my work and referred me to one of their clients. I think it really important though when doing test work, you make sure you’re working with a team of a high standard, and whether or not you really think “this shoot” will be beneficial to your portfolio. We can all admit there is at least one job you remember saying yes too, but ended up wasting time you could have been working and didn’t end up getting any usable images for your portfolio. Just be selective with who you work with and remember your time and talent is valuable!

What is your advice to other creatives?
Find your own unique style, don’t worry about what other artists are doing. It can be so hard sometimes to not try and compare yourself to other artists, but don’t do it! Set yourself your own goal and focus on what steps you need to take to make it happen. Every artists is at a different stage in their journey, and comparing your self to others will just leave you with self doubt and you’ll lose focus and distract yourself from your goals. You are your best competition; strive to be the best version of you!

What’s next for Isabelle De Vries?
Well where do I start, ha ha ha. I have so many plans for this coming year but next would be taking my Gloss&Glow Masterclass around Australia. After my three successful Masterclasses in Perth I’ve had an overwhelming amount of interest from around Australia. It really took me back that so many other artists love what I do and want to learn from me. I absolutely love teaching and sharing with others what I love doing, its such a privilege to have that opportunity.

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